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Make it so: Police chief channeling his inner Captain Jean-Luc Picard for Polar Plunge

Registration now open for 7th annual Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Ontario

Police chief Paul Pedersen and members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service will be saying "Beam me up, Scotty" after taking the Polar Plunge into the frozen waters of Ramsey Lake. 

The chief announced he will be dressing up as Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard for this year's Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Ontario

The event, now in its seventh year, will take place at the Ramsey Lake Boat Launch on March 7.

Presented by the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Polar Plunge is a fun opportunity to support Special Olympics Ontario athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into very cold water. 

Last year, 76 plungers took part locally and raised $22,000 for Special Olympics Ontario. This year's goal is to raise $30,000.

Registered participants will fundraise prior to the event and on the day of, and can don their costumes of choice to take the plunge. 

There are prizes to be won including Polar Plunge waterpoof pouches, scarves and YETI thermal cups. 

The person with the highest fundraising dollars in the province will receive tickets to a Leafs Alumni box at an upcoming Maple Leafs game.

If you are unable to take the plunge, or too afraid to jump in, you can still support the cause by purchasing a "Too Chicken to Plunge" rubber duck at the event for $10.

Event registration begins at 10 a.m. on March 7 at the Ramsey Lake Boat Launch with the plunge scheduled to begin at noon.

To register online, to donate or for further information, visit